Annual Report 2022 Centre for Epidemic Interventions Research (CEIR)
During the COVID-19 pandemic it became apparent that the scientific basis for many infection control interventions was weak, and that more research on the effects of public health and social measures was needed. To address this gap, the Norwegian Ministry of Health asked the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to establish a research centre with a specific focus on this topic area. The Centre for Epidemic Interventions Research (CEIR) was formally established in the autumn of 2021, hosted by the Norwegian Institute of
Public Health (NIPH).
CEIR has been tasked with three main activities, as defined by the following aims
- Prepare for the conduct of studies of effects of non-pharmaceutical infection
- Carry out effect studies
- Develop and evaluate tools to support the use of research in decision-making in
health crises, and improve critical health literacy in the population